By Trista di Genova / The Wild East, political beat The Breakfast Club really outdid itself this time, inviting DPP Legislator Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴) to speak at its monthly gathering on July 27. Hsiao discussed the life and work of Taiwan legislators and addressed major issues facing the foreign community,Read more
Steven Crook: Taiwan's consummate cultural notetaker
By Trista di Genova, The Wild East (Pick up a copy of next month’s ‘Centered on Taipei’ magazine to see this interview in print.) Steven Crook, a Briton who’s been in Taiwan since 1991, is an amazingly versatile freelancer. He’s worked as a government project consultant, copy editor for TaiwanRead more
MeiGui, what's a 'chicken man'?
Dear MeiGui; I want to sound a warning bell for all those mid-level students of Chinese: Be careful of what you don’t understand. I’ve been here studying Chinese for two years, and as most students know getting the language does not happen in a steady upward curve. But lately, I’veRead more